Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of the same name. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the most populous in Nigeria and on the African continent with over 21 million occupants; more than any city in the United States. After a month long trip to Lagos, I’ve compiled a list of 10 best things to do in the city that are worthy of an instagram post.
10. Moist Beach Club Oniru
Moist Beach Club Oniru is one of the most scenic beaches in Lagos with a beautiful view, good food, drinks, and entertainment. Moist Beach Club is also a spot where you can spot some of Lagos’ biggest celebrities, and influencers.
It’s located in Victoria Island at No. 1, Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Though entry to Moist Beach is free, you will have to pay 1,000 Naira (about $3) to gain access to Oniru Beach where Moist Beach is located.
9. The Tearoom Lagos
If there was a world made up of pastels and mauves, a world that is a mood in itself, then the The Tea Room would be it.
The Tea Room ushers you into a world of floristry, culinary delights, specialty cocktails and a selection of the worlds best teas.
8. Ikare Beach Resort
Ikare Beach Resort owned by Anuradha Mahbubani, is the perfect holiday spot. If you are looking for some solitude, a romantic get away, or a place for a family retreat, this location with its rustic beauty with modern touches is perfect for you.
7. Nike Art Gallery
Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lagos owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye. The gallery is arguably the largest of its kind in West Africa. Housed in a five-story tall building, it boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists.
6. Lekki Conservation Center
The Lekki Conservation Center is a nature preserve within the urban chaos of Lagos. It features seven canopy walkways that rise over the reserve, it’s said to be the longest in Africa.
5. Lekki Art Market
The Lekki Art Market is a tourist’s haven, a must-visit for the art lover. Displayed in shops are hand-crafted goods, paintings, and decorative masks carved from ebony wood as well as leather products, baskets and mats woven from raffia.
Photo by @chic_therapy
4. Tarkwa Bay Beach
Tarkwa Bay is an enclosed beach located near the Lagos Harbour in Nigeria. Due to its island status, it is only accessible by boat or water taxis. Prior to the Nigerian Government forcibly evicting 10,000 residents from Tarkwa Bay, it was a popular destination for a romantic getaway.
3. New Afrika Shrine
The New Afrika Shrine is an open air entertainment centre located in Ikeja, Lagos State. Built in honor of African legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, it serves as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival.
Owned by popular comedian and actress Wofai Fada, Just Afang restaurant is one of the best spot in Lagos to try mouth-watering traditional dishes and local palm wine.
1. Freedom Park
Freedom Park is a memorial and leisure park area in the middle of downtown Lagos in Lagos Island, Nigeria which was formerly Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prison. It was designed by the Architect Theo Lawson. The Park was constructed to preserve the history and cultural heritage of Nigerians, a must-see for tourist.
Be sure to check out highlights from my trip to Lagos, Nigeria in the clip below